Thank you!

Freedom4girls would like to say a big thank you to all of the incredibly generous donors who have supported us in the past. Every single donation is hugely appreciated, and makes it possible for us to support hundreds of women and girls across the UK, Kenya and Uganda!

Particular shout outs go to:

  • Luke Hasham-Smith and his friend Neil, who completed a grueling 100km walk around the Chilterns on 27th July. In their efforts they smashed their fundraising target and raised almost £2500 for Freedom4Girls! To find out more, have a look at Luke’s fundraising page:
    www.sponsorme.co.uk/lukehasham-smith/luke-walks-100km.aspx

Thank you Luke and Neil!

  • Sian Hickey, a final year student at De Montfort University, has designed a range of period-proof underwear to raise awareness of the environmental impact of disposable period products. She has also used her project as a platform to support the work that Freedom4Girls do to end period poverty, raising over £540 in funds for us! Thank you Sian and good luck in all that you do! Find out more about Sian’s work and her beautiful designs:
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/sian039s-campaign-for-freedom4girls-uk
  • Let’s Sing 26 community choir recently hosted a Strawberry tea summer concert, raising a fantastic £700 in donations, as well as awareness in the local community about period poverty and the work of Freedom4Girls. Thank you ladies for all of your support!

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COVID-19 UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, we’ve made the decision to cancel our sewing workshops until further notice. However, if any of our volunteers would like to continue sewing at home, we’ll happily provide fabric, templates etc for you to do so. Please send us a message or drop us an email for more info (info@freedom4girls.co.uk). Our upcoming trips to Kenya and Uganda will almost certainly need to be postponed, so we’re taking this as an opportunity to build up a good supply of period packs for later in the year!

We are also aware that the current levels of panic-buying have left many shelves empty of period products. If you’re in need, please contact us and we will help you. We will be restricting supplies to 1 or 2 packs per person, and if you can normally afford to buy products, we ask that you give us a small donation so that we can replenish our supplies once things calm down a bit. Over the next week we hope to establish pick-up points so that we aren’t inundated with requests, so watch this space!

As many of you know, we are a very small voluntary-led organisation. We already have one member of our team in self-isolation, so are running on low capacity. However, in these uncertain times we are as determined as ever to ensure that everyone has access to safe period products and will continue to provide those in need throughout the Leeds area to the best of our ability.

Stay strong and safe,

The F4G team x